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Red Wine Poached Pear

Red Wine Poached Pears are a classic approach to alternative sweets as this recipe is all about highlighting the natural flavor and sweetness of one the season's best produce: Pears.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 5
Calories 291 kcal


  • 675 ml Red wine
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • Orange juiced
  • 5 Pears
  • coconut/ Greek yogurt, mascarpone, or vanilla ice cream for serving
  • orange zest for garnish


  • In a large pot over medium heat, combine the red wine, coconut sugar, orange juice and teabags. All to simmer for about 10 minutes while you peel the pears.
  • Peel the pears, leaving the stems in tact. Slice a tiny bit off the bottom of each pear, this will create a flat surface for the pears to stand up when being served. 
  • Place the pears in the red wine poaching liquid and allow to poach with the top on for about 30-40 minutes, turning the pears once in between to ensure the whole pear is even in color.
  • After about 30 minutes, or when the pears are red and tender, gently remove from the liquid and set aside.
  • Cover the pot and reduce the remaining liquid by about half, until you have a thick syrup that coats the back of a spoon. This should take 10-15 minutes. 
  • Serve the pears sliced in half, or whole, with coconut yogurt, mascarpone, or vanilla ice cream. Drizzle a bit of the red wine syrup over each one then top with orange zest. 
  • Cover and store leftover pears in the reduced poaching liquid in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Keyword pear, poached pear, red wine, red wine pear, wine